With your Thump, there should be a USB cable. Spares are available from Oakley. First slide the right
speaker back into the frame, then pop the cap on the USB plug. Plug the smaller end of the USB cable
into the port. You should feel a snap as it goes into place. Place the other end into your computer.
USB ports are usually found in the back, but often are now found in the front under a panel too.
Optionally, a USB Hub can be added, which allows you multiple ports in a more accessible place.
The Thump is a high speed USB 2.0 device, which will allow you to fill the space in about 30 seconds.
However many computers still use USB 1.1 and it will take a bit longer to send the files, but will
After you plug the Thump in, you may hear a notification sound on your computer depending on the Operating
system. If you have Windows 95 or 98, you must download additional software from
Oakley's Thump Support page
in order to
get it to work. Windows 2000, XP, and 2003 all support automatic detection of USB storage devices and
the Thump will be ready to use after a few seconds of driver installations. MacOS will place the drive
directly on your desktop and can be accessed from there. Once the Thump is fully installed,
go to 'My Computer' either on your desktop, or in the Start Menu. You will notice that a new drive has
appeared and been assigned a new drive letter. The drive will be named either Thump256 or Thump128.
You don't need to keep that name however. If you right-click on the Thump, then click on 'Properties',
you will be brought to a screen which will give you some stats on the space usage, but will also let you
change the name that shows up. Feel free to personalize, but it only allows a few characters.
Putting files on the Thump is easy. Double-click the Thump drive in 'My Computer' and keep that on the screen.
Open another window and browse to your songs. Now just drag and drop. Thump will play your songs in the order
you move them, save for folders, which it will play in order after the root files are done. Supported files are
MP3, WAV, and WMA after downloading the latest firmware from
Oakley's Thump Support page
You aren't limited to just music files, as any file can be placed on the Thump, which makes it double as
a flash drive. Thump will simple skip over those files when playing.
There is one file that should stay on your Thump: SETTINGS.DAT. Please don't touch or remove this file.
From time to time, new software or firmware may be available for the Thump. Firmware is installed directly to
the device and is independent of the computer. Software will install to your computer. The downloads will be
available from the Oakley Support page above. To install simply download the file to your computer. The file
will be in .zip format which will need to be uncompressed. WindowsXP has an integrated zip utility which will
make the file look and act like a folder. It is however suggested to copy the files and subfolders to a real
folder before running. If you don't have XP, winzip
is a good utility to use.
Once the files are in place, make sure your Thump is plugged in and active, then run the setup.exe. The rest
will go from there. It is very important to keep the Thump plugged in during the install process, especially
during the firmware updates, as the device is directly altered, and a half-installation may prevent the Thump
from functioning. The Thump can be reset to factory defaults, which will be explained on the next page.